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LETTERS: Struggling to Find Balance in a Dedicated Work Environment.

Dear Editor,
The Scholar Magazine.

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to share my story and seek advice from your esteemed readership regarding a challenging situation I find myself in. My hope is that by sharing my experiences, I can gain valuable insights and guidance to improve my current circumstances.

For the past five years, I have been diligently working at an egg packing company, pouring my heart and soul into my responsibilities. Unfortunately, despite my dedication, I have been denied any time off, leaving me longing for moments with my family and a chance to reconnect with the world outside of work. As a 28-year-old woman, I have not had the opportunity to pursue personal relationships or even engage in activities outside of my professional commitments for the past eight years.

I have attempted to address this issue with my bosses, expressing my genuine need for a day off each month to rest and rejuvenate. However, my pleas have fallen on deaf ears, leaving me feeling trapped and isolated within the confines of the company. This job is the only profession I have learned, as I did not have the opportunity to attend university.

In addition to my personal struggles, I am also responsible for caring for my siblings. Their well-being weighs heavily on my mind, and I am determined to find a way to create a better life for all of us.

I humbly request the advice of your esteemed readership. How can I navigate this challenging situation? Are there any alternative career paths or educational opportunities that could help me break free from this cycle? I am open to any suggestions or guidance that can lead me towards a brighter future where I can strike a balance between work and personal life while providing for my loved ones.

Thank you for considering my story, and I eagerly await the wisdom and advice that your readers may offer. It is my sincerest hope that through their insights, I can find a path forward and create a life that allows me to cherish the moments with my family while pursuing personal growth and fulfillment.

Yours sincerely,



  1. You can opt for online lessons in order to acquire other skills. I am hoping that after acquisition of other skills you can attain your freedom because of the ability to try elsewhere.

  2. Work life balance is brutal choice. Blaming a job or circumstances only serves to deepen the sense of entrapment you find yourself in. Responsibility for others can not be taken-on at the expense of wellness or self. You must chose to safeguard and free self in order to serve others. This comment is not putely about the job. It is about you and the constructs built around work.


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